In the latest clip from “Amy,” a 14-year old Amy Winehouse sings “Happy Birthday” to her friend. The clip was released by A24 earlier today, all in preparations for the big premiere of the film in New York & Los Angeles on July 3, 2015.
The film is the latest release from BAFTA Award-winning director Asif Kapadia (SENNA). The film aims to tell the story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse “in her own words.”. The film will feature “extensive unseen archival footage,” and previously unheard tracks according to the studio’s announcements earlier today.
The studio describes the late performer stating, “Amy Winehouse was a musician that captured the world’s attention with her unforgettable voice and charisma. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense, Amy poured her heart and soul into her music, expressing personal struggles and pain through her intimate lyrics.” The studio added, “The combination of her raw honesty and virtuosity resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of our time.”
Amy became an international sensation, experiencing a meteoric rise to fame she had never sought nor expected. The relentless and invasive media attention, coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and addictions, led her into a tragic cycle of self-destruction, resulting in her untimely death at age 27.
Four years later, Asif Kapadia’s powerful documentary invites audiences to remember and celebrate Amy as, “a brilliant artist while asking ourselves how it was that we watched her disappear in front of our eyes.”